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Testimony of Mr. Gary M. Lawkowski Before the House Committee on House Administration, Subcommittee on Elections

June 22, 2022  •  By Gary Lawkowski  •    •  ,

Disinformation is a bit like driving.  We all think we are good at identifying what is true and what is not, and that the problem is everyone else.

This is not a new feeling: During the 1800s, humorist Josh Billings reportedly said “It ain’t ignorance causes so much trouble; it’s folks knowing so much that ain’t so.”  Whether we call it “disinformation,” “misinformation,” or just people knowing so much that is not so, the concern is not new.

The reality though is that we should approach the problem with a healthy dose of humility.  Just as it may turn out that we are the maniac on the highway, it may well turn out that we are the ones who know so much that just is not so.

Estimating the Cost of Fighting a SLAPP in a State with No Anti-SLAPP Law

June 16, 2022  •  By David Keating

Share via: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email More If you’re faced with a meritless lawsuit alleging defamation, what can you expect to pay in legal ...

Model Act Protecting Speakers from Meritless Lawsuits Gains Momentum

June 23, 2022  •  By IFS Staff  •  ,

In an open letter to the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) released today, 27 nonprofit organizations and trade associations from across the political spectrum endorsed ...

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